Surviving Disasters Pt 2

Surviving Disasters Pt 2!
When Mother Nature isn’t to blame!
Dane… “The Gunmetal Armory” Audio player provided!

Surviving Disasters Pt 2You’re faced with a decision you thought you would never have to make. You and your family have to leave everything you’ve ever known behind in order to escape danger. What do you do? What do you take? Where will you go? Are you even ready?

Since September is National Preparedness Month, as we once again open the Armory Vault door, we are going to head back into the storm shelter and step back into the realm of surviving disasters. This time we will touch more on the subject of natural disasters. Read more “Surviving Disasters Pt 2”

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5 Skills Invaluable in a Long-Term Disaster

5 Skills that Will Become Invaluable in a Long-Term Disaster

5 Skills Invaluable in a Long-Term DisasterAccording to the American Prepper Network, the five main skills needed for a long-term disaster are abilities related to power, water, shelter, food, and basic survival skills. My take on this is very similar, except that I’ve replaced power generation experience with medical experience. After all, mankind has gone without eletricity for a far longer time than we’ve relied upon it. On the other hand, doctors, nurses and others with expertise in keeping people healthy will be in great demand in a survival situation. Read more “5 Skills Invaluable in a Long-Term Disaster”

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Fire Awareness Tips and The Fireman!

Fire Awareness Tips and The Fireman!
Jordan “A Family Affair” Audio player provided in this post

Fire Awareness TipsFire safety is something that we and our children learned or are currently learning in school. Stop, Drop and Roll. A simple phrase that we all remember. What to do if the house catches on fire. Know where all the exits are. Stay low to minimize smoke inhalation. But not this show, we will be discussing fires outside the home. So, what do Farmers or land owners need to know for a control burn, or field prep. Do you know how easy it is for a fire to actually get out of hand. Even the smallest plot or field area can easily get out of hand and away from you. But how do you prevent or minimize an out of control burn. Read more “Fire Awareness Tips and The Fireman!”

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Surviving Natural Disasters!

Lifesaving Tactics Part 3: Surviving Natural Disasters
Dane… “The Gunmetal Armory” Audio player provided!

Surviving Natural DisastersOn this episode of the Gunmetal Armory, the Mistress of Metal opens the vault door to our “Storm Shelter”. Here in the USA, we have seen multiple natural disasters that have destroyed many cities, infrastructure, taken many lives, and they just keep coming. So, what do you do if you live in an area that is prone to the wrath of natural disasters? How do you prepare for them? Most folks that live in these kinds of areas are already well aware of how to cope with them and prepare for them, but you may not be, or we may have some tips that you haven’t heard before. Or, maybe you are about to move to an area like Oklahoma or Texas, you want to be prepared, but you don’t know where to start. Read more “Surviving Natural Disasters!”

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Hurricanes! Mother Nature’s National Preparedness Challenge!

Hurricanes! Mother Nature’s National Preparedness Challenge!
James Walton “I Am Liberty ” Audio player below!

Hurricanes! Mother Nature’s National Preparedness ChallengeIts as though mother nature realized September was the preppers month, too! Here we are watching the Atlantic stack up with potential hurricanes and on that could be a trajectory with the East Coast. This episode should take place just before or as the Hurricane Florence makes landfall. I thought it a perfect opportunity not only to talk about some hurricane prepping and things to have in place but also to discuss the aftermath of a hurricane. That should be high on you list of things to prepare for as well, if you are in an area that could be affected. Read more “Hurricanes! Mother Nature’s National Preparedness Challenge!”

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Grid Down Black Sky Event!

Grid Down Black Sky Event!
David A. Vine “All Hazards Communications Preparedness” Audio player below

Grid Down Black Sky EventImagine waking up in the middle of the night. You are suddenly jarred awake by a strange warning siren you rarely hear. You’re equipped with a NOAA Weather Radio in your bedroom but it hasn’t gone off. Is it the bad storm you heard about earlier.

Darn, there’s no power and you forgot to change the backup battery you installed when you set up the radio a few years ago. Now you’re starting to get worried. What’s happening??? Just like you, your neighbors have gone outside to see what’s going on. They are talking with each other in hushed voices and you’re starting to get edgy. Read more “Grid Down Black Sky Event!”

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Safety Tips for Driving Through and Avoiding Flash Floods

Safety Tips for Driving Through and Avoiding Flash Floods
By: H. Davis

Floods

A natural disaster can happen without warning, striking at anytime, anywhere. They can cause thousands of dollars in damage, especially when it comes to fast-moving water — also known as floods. That’s because most cars can be swept away in just 20 inches of water. In deep water, however, cars can sink, and lives can be lost as a result. While most motorists understand the risk of driving through water, some might feel like invincible drivers. Although places like Louisiana are well-known for extreme flooding, the truth is, flooding happens in every state. Massachusetts, Minnesota, Texas, and Washington DC, for example, all experienced floods Read more “Safety Tips for Driving Through and Avoiding Flash Floods”

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Handling loss and suffering!

Handling loss and suffering!
Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below!

Handling loss and sufferingA child’s first exposure to the idea of loss and suffering often comes through the death of a family member or family pet, divorce, separation. The world as they know it comes to an end. This fixture, once a permanent part of their life, is gone forever.

But coaching kids through loss and suffering is no less important than it is for us as adults and as parents. As generations pass and life goes on, how we handle our emotions and push through to regain normalcy are the behaviors they will inadvertently learn. Read more “Handling loss and suffering!”

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The 5 Most Likely Collapse Scenarios

The 5 Most Likely Collapse Scenarios
James Walton “I Am Liberty ” Audio player below!

The 5 Most Likely Collapse ScenariosAfter a week off I am back to talk about the 5 most likely collapses in the near future. I feel like getting deep into the doom and gloom and the sci fi this week. We all have our theories and cannot wait to hear yours, but I would like to take a crack at this one. Lets see how many of these you agree with. I am going to create a list of potential threats that could be and rank them over the week. Read more “The 5 Most Likely Collapse Scenarios”

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Disaster Preparedness & Who Survives an EMP?

Who Survives an EMP?
James Walton “I Am Liberty ” Audio player below!

Who Survives an EMP?Tonight we welcome author Tim Maynard on the I AM Liberty Show to discuss his book Southbound. I am sure we will also spur some great conversation on the topics of disaster and preparedness as on a whole. It should be a great conversation and just another perspective on this wild ride we call prepping.

A little bit about Southbound Read more “Disaster Preparedness & Who Survives an EMP?”

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Fire in the Sky Lessons Learned From a Wildfire.

Fire in the Sky!
Lessons Learned From a Real Life Wildfire Event
Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below!

Fire in the Sky! Lessons Learned From a Real Life WildfireWildfire season is fast approaching. Like any small flame, there is a possibility of the uncontrollable force that follows.

Tune into this show as we explore the responsibilities you have as a parent and a prepper to convey the importance of camp fire safety, firework safety, and respect for the natural forests we rely on to bug out, escape, or just get away. There’s not much of a cabin in the woods if the woods are reduced to ash and soot. And food? Good luck bagging that deer, elk, or even a rabbit for that matter. Read more “Fire in the Sky Lessons Learned From a Wildfire.”

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Getting Caught Off-Grid

Getting Caught Off-Grid
Micheal Kline “Reality Check” Audio player below!

Getting Caught Off-GridIn the following player we are discussing the reality of the electric grid going down and a personal story about me being somewhat caught off-guard. I have been on vacation with my family this past week in the North Georgia area with Tropical Storm Alberto coming through. So, like a good little prepper, I packed a small propane stove, my EDC, my camping cook set, and a family size battery powered lantern. However, I was unprepared for the power going out unexpectedly and being off grid sucks. The power going out is different from camping and even preppers are not fully prepared to deal with it mentally. Read more “Getting Caught Off-Grid”

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Where should I find supplies in a SHTF scenario?

Where should I find supplies in a SHTF scenario?

Where should I find supplies in a SHTF scenario?Once SHTF, things will go south in a hurry. Whatever the disaster is, we should expect grocery stores to be robbed, mobs to form, homes to be raided, any many available supplies taken.

It is not a fantasy situation to imagine that gangs will go from neighborhood to neighborhood in search of life giving food and water. Read more “Where should I find supplies in a SHTF scenario?”

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